Licensees in Carmarthenshire are being encouraged to join their local BOBB scheme.
The Behave or Be Banned (or BOBB) scheme sees police and licensees working together to reduce violence and disorder in pubs and clubs in the county.
Problem customers are banned not just from the one pub but all those in the area that have signed up.
It also tackles underage drinking and the use and supply of drugs.
The scheme was initially set up in the three main towns of Carmarthen, Llanelli and Ammanford but has now been rolled out to other areas including Llandeilo, Llandovery, Cross Hands, Newcastle Emlyn, Pencader, Whitland and St Clears.
The scheme has been a great success and in total, 172 licensed premises across Carmarthenshire have signed up and 114 people are currently banned.
The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is working hard to tackle violent and alcohol-related crime and is now calling on more licensees to get involved.
Chair of the CSP’s Violent and Alcohol-Related Crime Action Group Philip Davies said: “The BOBB scheme sends out a strong message to the public that violent behaviour and alcohol-related crime will not be tolerated in Carmarthenshire.
“We want to make sure that premises are properly run and that everyone can enjoy themselves safely and responsibly.”
The CSP includes the police and the council as well as a number of other agencies working together to make the county a safer place.
Partnerships Inspector Eric Evans said: “The BOBB scheme is one of a number of initiatives being carried out in Carmarthenshire to tackle violent and alcohol-related crime and is already proving to be very effective.”
If you are a licensee and are interested in joining the BOBB scheme please call 101 and ask to speak to your local Neighbourhood Policing Team.
• Carmarthen town – 32 premises have joined the scheme, 29 persons banned
• Ammanford - 28 premises have joined the scheme, 12 persons banned
• Llanelli town – 9 premises have joined the scheme, 39 persons banned
• Llanelli rural - 26 premises have joined the scheme, 3 persons banned
• Cross Hands – 19 premises have joined the scheme, 2 persons banned
• Llandeilo - 11 premises have joined the scheme, 2 persons banned
• Llandovery – 17 premises have joined the scheme, 4 persons banned
• Newcastle Emlyn/Pencader - 20 premises have joined the scheme, 18 persons banned
• Whitland/St Clears - 10 premises have joined the scheme and 5 persons banned